I wouldn’t normally put one of Marks and Spencer annoying TV commercials on cheap televisions, but this advert has caused a little bit of controversy (which is good). Before we get to the politically correct brigade part and the video itself the M&S advert features a number of famous faces including Stephen Fry (best known as the twitter darts commentating whore lol), Philip Glenister, Noemie Lenoir, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and James Nesbitt alongside Myleene Klass and Wallace and Gromit.
The commercial is called “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without..” and it goes between each of the celebrities saying the phrase above. Most are pretty boring but the Advertising Standards Authority has been investigating complaint about what Philip Glenister says in the TV commercial.
Philip Glenister is in character as DCI Gene Hunt and says “That girl prancing around in her underwear.” Hardly controversial! The ad then cuts to a girl in her underwear who says “Moi?”. Now I thought it was a slightly funny addition to a pretty boring TV advert. But no, 8 people so far who obviously need some help have actually complained about a Marks and Spencer Christmas TV Commercial lol. The video of the M&S Christmas TV advert is below.
Marks and Spencer are still showing the advert on television thankfully and they don’t see what is wrong with the TV advert either with a M&S spokesman saying “We’re surprised by the ASA complaints regarding Philip Glenister’s appearance in our TV ad. Our research shows that his on-screen character in Ashes to Ashes is extremely popular with our customers and his lines in the ad are in keeping with that role.”
Here here cheap televisions hope Marks and Spencer are allowed to keep showing the Christmas TV commercial just to annoy the weird people that have nothing better to do.